How long is the Great Wall of China when was it built? The Great Wall of China is called “Wan Li Qang-Qeng” in Chinese. It means “Ten Thousand Li Long Wall” ( Ten thousand Li is approximately five thousand kilometer). But in reality, the Great Wall of China is stretching over 6,400 km ( 4,000 miles ).It is one of the seven wonder of the world and the world’s longest human made structure.
The Great Wall of China was built around 221 B.C – 206 B.C. by the first emperor of China, Qin Shi Huangdi. During the war period , the state of Qi needed to build extensive wall to defend their states. The wall was intended to protect the attack from invading nomadic Hsiung Nu tribes from the north.
There are three notable areas that is regularly visited by tourists from all over the world.
- The “North Pass” of Juyongguan . This portion of Great wall was used to protect Bejing during the war period.
- Steep slopes of Ming Great Wall. The slopes are quite fun to climb. It is about eleven kilometer in distance.
- South East of Jinshanling. It is about 2.25 kilometers.
Although the urban legends would tell you that the Great Wall of China can be seen from the moon, the reality is the Great Wall can only be seen from the Eath orbit.